There has been a 36.6 per cent reduction in mortality since the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was introduced in Scotland’s hospitals in 2008.

The Welsh Government is investing £11 million in projects to transform the way health and social care services are delivered in north Wales.

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of £1.5 million to help evaluate medical devices in real-world clinical settings.

Child health information available at point of care

Vital child health information will be available to health professionals and parents at the point of care, thanks to a new NHS service.

Nurse staffing levels putting lives at risk

A new report has warned that hospital wards across the NHS in England remain under staffed and putting patient lives at risk.

The Capacity Tracker allows care homes to upload bed availability to reduce avoidable hospital stays

The Time for Care scheme has freed up more than half a million hours of time for patients in the last year

Artificial gravity may be used to help patients who develop muscle weakness from lengthy stays in a hospital bed, or those suffering from lower back pain.

Offer choice of procedure to terminate pregnancies

All women should be able to access both medical and surgical procedures to terminate their pregnancy, says new draft guidance from NICE.

A&E stats suggest drop in violence

A study of the latest A&E data suggests that overall levels of violence in England and Wales are on the decline, in spite of an increase in knife crime.

Pregnant woman urged to quit smoking

Pregnant women are to be offered specialist stop smoking referrals as part of NHS action to reduce stillbirths.

NHS England thanks staff for record winter performance

NHSS England says new figures prove that NHS staff provided timely, high quality care to a record numbers of people in England this winter.

Partnership formed between GS1 UK and NHS Digital

GS1 UK has announced a five-year partnership with NHS Digital to enhance patient safety and improve operational efficiencies across care providers.

Patient meals not fit to eat, say NHS staff

More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality.

Private hospitals 'must do more’ on patient safety

The RCS is calling for independent hospitals to publish equivalent data to that which the NHS routinely provides on patient safety.

Postcode lottery for children’s mental health services

More than a third of local areas in England have reduced real terms spending on low level children’s mental health services.

Mental health services ‘heading for crisis’

Continued pressure for staff working in mental health across the UK is leaving the system ‘broken and heading for crisis’.

End growing NHS pay divide, urges union

The government must find the money to ensure low-paid staff working for private contractors in hospitals receive the same pay rise as NHS colleagues.


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